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Talking child: Language
Observation 2: Language Transcript

Child’s Name: Lilli|
Child’s Age: 4.7 years|
Date: 22/08/2012|
Observers Name: Miranda Day|
Time: 10:25amWe are outside this morning and I notice Lilli playing with “Z” and “A” on the bikes. Lilli spots me sitting with “S” (2.5years) from the toddler room and leads “Z” and “A” over to me. She says “Hello Miss Miranda. What are you doing?” using expressive language whilst making eye contact with me and “S”. I reply “I’m just sitting with “S” watching her build.” Lilli draws her attention and “S” and verbally and non-verbally says “Hi baby” whilst waving at her. Her tone is a little elevated.She points at a block and using holophrastic speech says “block” and points at it and “S” passes it to her. Lilli, “Z” and “A” are now playing with “S” and the blocks. Lilli initiates telegraphic speech with “S”. “Go walk?” she says, as she non-verbally gestures at the flowers. When she speaks with “Z” and “A” Lilli is using full sentences: “Let’s go for a walk to look at the flowers.”They all go over to the flower beds to look at the flowers.Time Concluded: 10:38am| DevelopmentLanguage * Lilli uses expressive language to initiate conversation and has good eye contact with peers and carers. * Can use verbal and non-verbal language to convey messages to others. * She understands that younger children need simple sentences to understand, so uses holophrastic and telegraphic speech with “S” (2.5years). * Lilli comprehends that children her age find it much easier to understand full sentences.Interests / Strengths * Conversing and interacting with peers (of all ages) and her educators using expressive language and social skills to communicate. * Building/ construction. * Flowers.EYLF Outcome5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes.|

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* I could further Lilli’s communication attempts with younger...
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